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Jio future-proofs self-healing optical network with Ciena

Jio future-proofs self-healing optical network with Ciena

Indian wireless operator Jio, in partnership with Ciena, has taken another major step in future-proofing its national transport network with ‘Transport SDN’ capabilities.

This lays the foundation for an Adaptive Network that can scale with high efficiency and dynamically adapt to fast-changing capacity requirements and application demands.

Jio’s network is powered by Ciena’s multi-Terabit optical technology featuring a control plane that provides self-healing service restoration capabilities to support Jio’s pan-India 4G network core. This technology gives Jio a high-speed, highly resilient mesh network with unprecedented scale to support its surging subscriber base and subsequent data explosion - helping to fuel the digital revolution in India.

As a next step in the Adaptive Network journey, which is aimed at the enterprise and FTTx market, Jio and Ciena have entered in partnership to deploy Transport SDN architecture. This seamlessly integrates with Jio’s Automation Engine to enable a significant step toward realising the full potential of multi-layer closed-loop automation. The engagement will enable Jio to achieve service agility at unprecedented scale, with the highest level of quality of experience across Enterprise and FTTx.

According to Jyotindra Thacker, President, Technology & Procurement, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Jio: “Ciena has helped us to create a highly scalable, reliable and self-healing Connect Network Platform that allows us to focus on the front end of our business and deliver the best end-user experience. The addition of automation capabilities is a significant step in our network transformation journey to an Adaptive Network that will enable higher levels of scale and network intelligence, catering to our customer’s evolving digital lifestyles.”

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